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by Snogs
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Remaining monthly allowance
Replies: 18
Views: 3428

Re: Remaining monthly allowance

In this case, would you suggest I have the end users obtain their own API key? That's what I do for The Movie Database, The Audio Database and IMDB. NO, your key will operate as a rate limit per IP for your users, thats the whole point of the public key. users having their on key will have the exac...
by Snogs
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Remaining monthly allowance
Replies: 18
Views: 3428

Re: Remaining monthly allowance

If an end user makes a single API request, then the 1000 calls per month per unique IP isn't an issue. If that IS an issue, your end users are making way more than single calls, and you should be providing them a proper mirror. Just scraping "on demand" with no consideration for other users isn't s...
by Snogs
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Remaining monthly allowance
Replies: 18
Views: 3428

Re: Remaining monthly allowance

That's how top-down distribution works. You mirror us, we limit you, your users mirror you, you limit your users. You don't let your users hammer the site because you can't or won't maintain a proper mirror. This whole idea that a centralised database is a permanent thing with infinite resources is...
by Snogs
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Remaining monthly allowance
Replies: 18
Views: 3428

Re: Remaining monthly allowance

Ideally speaking, the app should draw from its own mirror, with API calls limited to syncing actually new data. That way, single-use "full syncs" could be used to bring the apps current, then API calls could keep them current, without forcing end-users to sync the entire site on every new installat...
by Snogs
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Remaining monthly allowance
Replies: 18
Views: 3428

Re: Remaining monthly allowance

Unfortunately I couldn't use the other type of key. The application gets distributed to other web sites, and I couldn't include my key if it were the other type of key. The application builds discussion threads about individual games in forums. I honestly don't see a site going over the limit, but t...
by Snogs
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Remaining monthly allowance
Replies: 18
Views: 3428

Re: Remaining monthly allowance

160 calls per day by that logic, each request can process 20 calls. Unfortunately my application only processes one request at a time. It's not something where multiple games can be retrieved at once. It's based on the user inputing the TGDB link, it extracts the game ID from the link and processes...
by Snogs
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Games/Boxart Returns Error
Replies: 1
Views: 645

Games/Boxart Returns Error

When getting the boxart for a game using this code..

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https://api.thegamesdb.net/Games/Boxart?game_id=47790&apikey=MYAPIKEY
This error is returned...

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[code] => 406 
[status] => Invalid request: Invalid or missing paramaters. 
[remaining_monthly_allowance] => 936 
[extra_allowance] => 0
by Snogs
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Remaining monthly allowance
Replies: 18
Views: 3428

Re: Remaining monthly allowance

We're asking dev to be considerate of their usage, the previous api was massively abused that neither the main site nor the api was in a usable state due to very occasional timeouts and incredibly long response times. the limit will be reviewed again in the future based on the usage and performance...
by Snogs
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Include screenshot and fanart
Replies: 2
Views: 694

Re: Include screenshot and fanart

no, box art is considered essential as such they're included within the main games query, screenshot and fan arts are not considered as important as such they'd have to be requested through their images endpoint I'm not sure I agree with that philosophy. Especially when there's a query limit in pla...
by Snogs
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Include screenshot and fanart
Replies: 2
Views: 694

Include screenshot and fanart

Since there's a monthly query limit...

Is there a way to include screenshots and fanart into a single query like there is for boxart when getting a game by game ID?

I guess what I'm looking for is a way to get all of the information available in a single query by game ID.